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Road Test: 2012 Toyota GT86
By November 5, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Toyota GT86

Toyota has a wide model range, but one thing has been missing recently, a sports car. This is a bit of a shame as Toyota’s history includes many great sport models, like 2000GT, AE86 and Celica. Now the wait is finally over and the list continues with the new GT86. Jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru, the new sports car is known as Toyota GT86 in Europe, Toyota 86 in Japan, Scion FR-S in USA, while the Subaru’s version is named BRZ. Comparing to the other cars in the Toyota’s model range, this new driver-oriented vehicle is a bold move for Toyota. GT86 returns to Toyota’s sporting roots with the combination of a front-mounted, naturally aspirated, free-revving petrol engine, rear-wheel drive and a compact body.

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Road Test: 2012 Audi RS 5 Coupe
By October 22, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Audi RS 5 Coupe

The top-of-the-line Audi A5, the RS 5 clearly differs from the rest of the A5 models with its more muscular exterior. The body has been widened with flared wheel arches and side sill rims. The car also sits 20 millimetres closer to the ground than the standard A5. The sportier front bumper has large air intakes in the place of the fog lights. The single frame radiator grille is in high-gloss anthracite with an aluminium-look surround. Also the mirror housings have a matt aluminium look. At the rear, the diffuser and two oval exhaust outlets provide a powerful look. A tailgate spoiler extends automatically at a speed of 120 km/h and retracts when the speed drops to 80 km/h. Driver can also activate the rear spoiler with a press of a button. The 19-inch, forged alloy wheels are shod with 265/35-series tires.

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Road Test: 2012 BMW M550d xDrive Touring
By October 15, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 BMW M550d xDrive Touring

BMW M GmbH has created a completely new model range in addition to their traditional M cars. The new BMW M Performance Automobiles take position between BMW’s standard models and the M sport versions. The M Performance Automobiles have improved performance and driving dynamics compared to the standard models, but offer more comfort and better everyday usability than the M models. At launch, the M Performance Automobiles product category includes 1 Series, 5 Series, X5 and X6 models.

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Road Test: 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI 4Matic
By October 1, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI 4Matic

It is strange how small changes in exterior can have a big impact on the car’s appearance. The updated Mercedes-Benz GLK looks all-new, although basically only things that have changed are the lights. Both the headlights and rear lights have been restyled. Beneath the new headlamps are the LED daytime driving lights, which are standard in the GLK. At the rear, GLK has new rear lights and a new underguard, which is optionally available in chrome. The chrome-plated tailpipes integrated to the rear apron are a standard feature. In addition, the roof rails have a new design and there are also new wheel designs in sizes 17, 18 and 19 inches available for the updated GLK.

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Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0 TDI 4Motion
By September 24, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0 TDI 4Motion

The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack offers features of an SUV in the form of a conventional Passat Estate. From the outside, the new Passat Alltrack looks very similar to the Passat Estate, except being 30mm higher off course. In addition, the Alltrack can be recognized from the 17-inch alloy wheels, new bumber styling, flared side sills, silver roof rails and front and rear underbody guards. The window surrounds, door mirror housings and radiator grille have matt chrome finish. Naturally there are also Alltrack signatures at the front and rear of the car.

Road Test: 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro
By September 10, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro

The Audi A5 model series offers three body types. The Coupe looks fantastic, Sportback is more useful with its rear doors, and this Cabriolet is perfect for sunny weather. Audi updated the whole A5 model series for 2012 and added a few design details to its exterior. At the front the most noticeable changes are the new headlights which now have a wedge shape. LED daytime running lights provide a distinctive look with the optional xenon plus headlights. Also the front grille and the front bumper have been redesigned. At the rear the lights and the bumper got a little facelift. The rear lights are optionally available with continuous LED light strips.

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